Blooms Super Kelp 75 Tablets
Blooms Super Kelp is a valuable source of iodine which helps to regulate the body’s metabolism. It also provides temporary relief from arthritic pain and helps reduce fluid retention. Iodine deficiency is common in Australians so Blooms have developed Super Kelp which is high in iodine as well as a rich source of a wide range of minerals, vitamins and trace elements including Vitamin B, iodine, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium and calcium.
Kelp is a sea plant extremely rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly the B vitamins and iodine, which are known to regulate metabolism through its role supporting thyroid gland function. Provides important minerals for nourishing and supporting the thyroid. Kelp has a reputation for helping with the temporary relief of the pain of arthritis, as well as for the relief of fluid retention. It exerts a strong alkalising influence on the body.
Each tablet contains:
Fucus vesiculous (Kelp) extract
equivalent to dry whole plant 600 mg
Ascophyllum nodosum (Yellow wrack)
powdered dry plant 150 mg
Total iodine content from all sources less than 300 mcg
No added gluten, yeast, milk derivatives, salt, lactose, artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Since 1992, the Australian Centre for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ACCIDD) has performed surveys of urinary iodine excretion (UIE) levels in Australia. It was initially found in 1992 that the UIE levels in the Australian population were above 200g/L – a sufficient iodine level according to the World Health Organisation standards. However, a noticeable trend has been observed in recent years. Median UIE levels were found to be < 100g/L in studies from Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania, with pregnant women found to have an UIE well below 100g/L. These studies indicated that half of these women in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania are iodine deficient.
The National Iodine Study, conducted in February 2006, has found that overall children in mainland Australia are borderline iodine deficient. A national median UIE level was found to be 104g/L. On a state basis, NSW and Victorian children are mildly iodine deficient, with median UIE levels of 89g/L and 73.5 g/L, respectively. South Australian children are borderline iodine deficient, with a median UIE level of 101 g/L. Both Queensland and Western Australia children are iodine sufficient, with median UIE levels of 136.5 g/L and 142.5 g/L, respectively. It was found that about half (46.3%) of all the students tested in mainland Australia had UIE levels in the range of mild (36.7%) to moderate (9.6%) iodine deficiency. Victoria and New South Wales had the highest percentage of children in the range 20 – 49 g/L (18.8% and 13.6%, respectively).
Adults: Take 1 tablet daily.
If fluid retention persists, seek medical advice. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner.